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D&I featuring Rosemary Pham - A346

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D&I featuring Rosemary Pham
Perspectives article
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Document Type Article
Document Identifier 346
Webinar Date
  • September 22, 2023
Rosemary Pham

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Learn about Boeing’s goal of making their team more reflective of the communities in which they work, and how their initiatives have helped them make progress with representation and inclusion company-wide.

In this session, Rosie will share her diversity blueprint and speak on “Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Boeing,” followed by a moderated discussion and an opportunity to connect with colleagues across Canada in an informal setting.

The virtual coffee break series is presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. Topics will include the importance of D&I, mentorship, allyship, how to make your workplace more inclusive, unconscious bias, and more.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Rosie Pham is currently a Sr. Leader in Boeing Global Services Engineering Workforce Strategy. Her focus in this role is around optimizing the workforce, developing business unit strategies, and working with enterprise teams to help define standards and policies for enterprise skill management.

She previously held several materials and processes leadership roles across Boeing Commercial Airplane Twin-Aisle Programs in support of design, fabrication and production systems and is experienced in organizational structure and development of management systems; leading complex fabrication projects; and leading cross-functional teams.

Rosie holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado with a minor in Astrophysics, a Certification in Composite Materials & Manufacturing through the University of Washington, a Certification in Executive Women in Leadership, and Master’s in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Located in the beautiful state of Washington, Rosie loves to explore hiking trails with her boyfriend and their 2 doggies, snowboarding, and rock climbing.

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Welcome to the CKN Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC). The KPC is a resource for learning and applying scientific knowledge to the practice of composites manufacturing. As you navigate around the KPC, refer back to the information on this right-hand pane as a resource for understanding the intricacies of composites processing and why the KPC is laid out in the way that it is. The following video explains the KPC approach:

Understanding Composites Processing

The Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC) is centered around a structured method of thinking about composite material manufacturing. From the top down, the heirarchy consists of:

The way that the material, shape, tooling & consumables and equipment (abbreviated as MSTE) interact with each other during a process step is critical to the outcome of the manufacturing step, and ultimately critical to the quality of the finished part. The interactions between MSTE during a process step can be numerous and complex, but the Knowledge in Practice Centre aims to make you aware of these interactions, understand how one parameter affects another, and understand how to analyze the problem using a systems based approach. Using this approach, the factory can then be developed with a complete understanding and control of all interactions.

The relationship between material, shape, tooling & consumables and equipment during a process step

Interrelationship of Function, Shape, Material & Process

Design for manufacturing is critical to ensuring the producibility of a part. Trouble arises when it is considered too late or not at all in the design process. Conversely, process design (controlling the interactions between shape, material, tooling & consumables and equipment to achieve a desired outcome) must always consider the shape and material of the part. Ashby has developed and popularized the approach linking design (function) to the choice of material and shape, which influence the process selected and vice versa, as shown below:

The relationship between function, material, shape and process

Within the Knowledge in Practice Centre the same methodology is applied but the process is more fully defined by also explicitly calling out the equipment and tooling & consumables. Note that in common usage, a process which consists of many steps can be arbitrarily defined by just one step, e.g. "spray-up". Though convenient, this can be misleading.

The relationship between function, material, shape and process consisting of Equipment and Tooling and consumables


The KPC's Practice and Case Study volumes consist of three types of workflows:

  • Development - Analyzing the interactions between MSTE in the process steps to make decisions on processing parameters and understanding how the process steps and factory cells fit within the factory.
  • Troubleshooting - Guiding you to possible causes of processing issues affecting either cost, rate or quality and directing you to the most appropriate development workflow to improve the process
  • Optimization - An expansion on the development workflows where a larger number of options are considered to achieve the best mixture of cost, rate & quality for your application.